Author archives: Swiper Bootz

Happy 10th Birthday to "The College Dropout"

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 "Through the wire, to the limit to the wall; for a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all..." #dropthuglife Junior year of high school, despite - and in a contrarian way, due to - the re-election of George W. Bush, 2004 was an amazing year in an equally understated way. Off the heels of Jay-Z's blueprint, in the slightly distant midst of red-crossed[...]

#StayTuned Hello Negro

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AN-mag: What is one question that you have not been asked, that you want to answer? Hello Negro:  I probably should not bring attention to it, but one question you haven't asked is, "What's up with the crazy-ass name?" AN: Right - see, this is why we have this question. HeNe: It came out of a crazy text conversation I was having with a friend of mine, a[...]

BlinkkMEdia: Beyoncé Covers the Mythology of Gender Equality

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We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, moth[...]

#POPCANONS The Anatomy of Sonic Iconography, Est. 2013

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Here's a little story that I made up, so let's make believe: four years ago I had a party that was too much fun for me... - "I've Just Begun (Having My Fun)" #basically Back in 2009, I had a little fun drafting up my list of the top twelve Pop artists from the first decade of the millennium (I get bored, it happens). I made up a little narrative of th[...]

Vinyl Cut Prose: "Britney Jean"

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I’ve spent the past two years since Femme Fatale mastering the art and science of global media and communication with Britney as my canon… I don’t really need to prove anything, and apparently neither does she… because Britney Jean founds and finds itself in that, it breathes … I appreciate Britney Jean. = Holding the thread close to a dream, while int[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Hey BRITNEY - Happy Birthday Bad Bxxch

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Rarely one to be considered a lyricist, Ms. Britney Jean Spears never considered your considerations - so it's a moot point. That said, on this the anniversary of her thirty-second year of a most spectacular presence on this our fair planet, we at Art Nouveau put together  a list (in no particular order) of thirty-two Britney bars worth reading #learnabook W[...]